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The Conversation

Mary Battenfeld

16 June 2020

United States

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The pandemic of 2020 bears a heavy resemblance to the pandemic of 1918, and the U.S. can learn from the successes of the past. Investing heavily in school nurses, fostering cross-sector and public/private partnerships...

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Ryan Quinn

16 March 2020

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

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Schools have closed across the nation to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but that's left many students without access to meals. To address this, Kanawha County has started to use school buses to trans...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

31 October 2019

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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Elementary schools in New Hampshire are introducing pet therapy to better serve their students who are experiencing emotional distress. In one school, the therapy dog acts as "a reward for good behavior, a transition ...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

31 October 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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Elementary schools in New Hampshire are implementing several programs to help build resiliency in their students and reduce the risk of suicide. One program includes introducing trauma care coordinators, while anothe...

WTVJ-TV

Ari Odzer

25 October 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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Florida officials have turned to an unlikely source to help identify children with mental health stressors: bus drivers. After the Parkland shooting, the state established classes for bus drivers to learn about child ...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

23 October 2019

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire K-12 schools are trying a variety of different initiatives to try to reduce the rates of suicide amongst youth. So far, two school-based prevention programs – one used in New Hampshire and one used in Sw...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

18 October 2019

Tilton, New Hampshire, United States

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High school students in Tilton, New Hampshire are learning how to be peer counselors as part of a program that aims to destigimatize the notion of seeking help for mental health concerns. The program, which has been i...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

17 October 2019

Franklin, New Hampshire, United States

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A middle school in New Hampshire has piloted a program that focuses on dividing the school into different wings and offering classes on "mental wellness, conflict resolution, and healthy ways to communicate" with the ...

Earth Journalism Network

K Rajendran

8 October 2019

Kerala, India

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The rise of natural disasters due to climate change in India has had a psychological impact on many, including children, but psychologists in the state of Kerala are working to address the trauma through targeted trai...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

14 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon's Multnomah County, high schools provide school-based mental health care centers, which include access to an overall health assessment, a mental health counselor, and a behavioral health specialist at no out...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

12 September 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Now 15 years old, Minneapolis' school-based mental health care program, which includes full-time therapists in school, has won national recognition. Could Oregon pull off a similar model?

KXAN-TV

Tom Miller

21 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Schools in Austin, Texas have a renewed vigor to address student mental health after they saw hundreds of suicide attempts in recent years. In addition to approaching the issue in a serious manner, schools are now equ...

KPHO-TV

Briana Whitney

20 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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The Mesa, Arizona, school district is expanding its mental health care programming in response to a high teen suicide rate in the region. By increasing the number of counselors available, using data to tailor its appr...

KXAN-TV

Erin Cargile

17 August 2019

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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One fifth grade teacher at Cavazos Middle School uses a "mental health check-in board" where students write Post-Its expressing how they feel mentally and emotionally that day. Students then check in one-on-one with t...

KXAN-TV

Alyssa Goard

15 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District is expanding its therapist intervention program at a variety of its schools in order to help improve student well-being. Over 40 student mental health clinics, which are open yea...

NBC News

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Marshall Crook

20 May 2019

Yakima, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences such as physical or substance abuse, parental divorce and emotional neglect can often negatively impact children's behavior at school. Recognizing this, some schools have started implemen...

The Washington Post

Laura Meckler

15 May 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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To combat emotional distress that many students are facing, schools across the nation are implementing mock funerals, allowing students to figuratively "bury their pain." Although issues at focus range from drunk driv...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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With no standard measures on how to best equip schools in the face of a shooting, many districts are trying new methods. Alternatives like age-appropriate language, training just teachers, sensory support, or having g...

Daily Emerald

Ariana Sinclair

1 April 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Students at the University of Oregon have the option to apply for the Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program - referred to as CCare - to receive free birth control and contraceptive consultations. The program is available f...

Valley Journal

Mary Auld

20 March 2019

St. Ignatius, Montana, United States

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“Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,” says St. Ignatius, Montana Superintendent Jason Sargent. This reasoning has lead the state to implement free ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

8 February 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Over twenty Montgomery public schools have hired school-based mental health counselors in order to bridge the gap between students' mental health and their ability to access professionals that can help. "The whole ide...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

18 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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Because concussions can turn deadly if not managed correctly, several state legislatures have passed return-to-play laws that dictate when an athlete can return to the game. To complement this and offer resources to s...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

15 January 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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Student athletes, especially at the high school level, can be susceptible to suffering head injuries which become exasperated when schools don't have protocol in place for how to best manage these individuals' return ...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

11 January 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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When students return to the classroom after suffering a head injury, such as a concussion, they may face challenges that require certain accommodations that many school officials aren't prepared to offer. Although yet...

NPR

Rachel Gotbaum

5 December 2018

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to deal with the opioid crisis, schools in Massachusetts are hiring counselors to support teachers and their students. In Cape Cod alone, 17 schools hired outside counselors, while 50 schools throughout the...

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